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English

This course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of literary genres. The pace is rapid and the work demanding. This comprehensive course includes a survey of literature focusing on critical reading and analysis and the acquisition of various literary terms and rhetorical strategies. The writing focus will be on research, reflective compositions, and literary analysis. Through writing, students will demonstrate understanding of written convention and the research process. With every piece of literature, the biblical worldview will be presented and analyzed through discussion and critical analysis. Some examples of works that will be studied are Romeo and Juliet, Animal Farm, A Separate Peace, Great Expectations, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Silas Marner, as well as poetry, short stories, etc.

This course is designed to examine literature from many different writers and viewpoints from around the world. The pace is rapid and the work demanding. This comprehensive course will focus on critical reading and analysis and the acquisition of various literary terms and rhetorical strategies. The writing focus will be on research, reflective compositions, and literary analysis. Through writing, students will demonstrate an understanding of written convention. With every piece of literature, the biblical worldview will be discussed and analyzed as it is represented in the work. Some examples of literature that will be read and discussed are Julius Caesar, Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, Night, A Doll's House, Things Fall Apart, The Chosen, short stories, and poetry.

This course is designed to examine American Literature from the early Americans to present. The pace is rapid and the work demanding. This comprehensive course will focus on critical reading and analysis and the acquisition of various literary terms and rhetorical strategies. The writing focus will be on research, reflective compositions, and literary analysis. Through writing, students will demonstrate understanding of written convention. With every piece of literature, the biblical worldview will be discussed and analyzed as it is represented in the work. Some examples of literature that will be read and discussed are Death of a Salesman, The Scarlet Letter, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Great Gatsby, Narrative of Frederick Douglass, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Crucible, short stories, letters, and poetry.

 

The Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course is designed to teach introductory college-level rhetoric and writing, with instruction in the development of evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments in their writing. Throughout the course, students are led in the development of a personal writing style and proper grammar choices. Additionally, students read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.

This course is designed to examine British Literature from Old English to present day. The pace is rapid and the work demanding. This comprehensive course will focus on critical reading, analysis, and the acquisition of various literary terms and rhetorical strategies. The writing focus will be on research, reflective compositions, and literary analysis. Through writing, students will demonstrate understanding of written convention. With every piece of literature, the biblical worldview will be discussed and analyzed as it is represented in the work. Some examples of literature that will be read and discussed are Utopia, Canterbury Tales, Hamlet, Gulliver’s Travels, Paradise Lost, The Divine Comedy, Importance of Being EarnestWuthering Heights, poetry (Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth).

 

This Advanced Placement Literature and Writing course is designed to teach beginning college writing through the fundamentals of rhetorical theory, and follows the curricular requirements described in the AP English Course Description. Students will talk essentially every day about some vital aspect of writing, including: invention and the artistic proofs (ethos, pathos, logos), disposition or structure, and style (diction, syntax, figurative language, mechanics).

The kinds of writings in this course are varied, but include writing to understand, writing to explain, and writing to evaluate. All critical writing asks that students evaluate the effectiveness of a literary piece, but to be an effective evaluator, one must understand and explain. The essence of scholarship is the combination of these three approaches to writing.

 

Teachers

 
Mrs. Susan Payne
 
Mrs. Lane Rice